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Ani Raiden

Ani Raiden

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Human Resource Management


Ani is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Human Resource Management, and an Assistant Course Leader for the MSc Management suite of courses. Ani teaches International Human Resource Management and Principles of Management on the MSc Management suite of courses. She also supervises PhD and DBA students on international human resource management, health and safety, social value, construction management and organisational change related topics. Ani is an active researcher and a member of the College Research Ethics Committee.

Ani is an experienced and innovative teacher with a strong interest in co-creation of learning. The International Human Resource Management module is a case study-based learning journey which culminates into a business meeting style assessment. Workshops on the Principles of Management module benefit from student-led seminars, which help participants take ownership for their learning and develop leadership skills together with academic and content specific knowledge.

Ani's research interests build on her previous work on people resourcing (see for example Raiden et al, 2009; and Raiden and Sempik, 2012) and broader strategic issues in the construction industry, for example social value and 'quality of working life'. Ani is the lead author of Social Value in Construction, a first of its kind text in this space; and a co-investigator on a CITB and industry joint-funded programme of research on ‘Integrated Value-based Supply Chain Procurement‘ with colleagues from Architecture, Design and the Built Environment.

Career overview

Prior to joining NBS in December 2007, Ani worked at the University of Glamorgan Business School in South Wales and Department of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University.  Her PhD on 'The Development of a Strategic Employee Resources Framework (SERF) for Construction Organisations' bridged her academic interests and experience in the industry. As a Human Resource Transformation Executive (Diversity) at Eircom, an Irish communications company, Ani specialised in equal opportunities and managing diversity before embarking on an academic career.

Ani has a range of international experience, having taught management and leadership in the UK, Germany, and Bahrain, and worked in industry in Finland, Ireland, and the UK.

Research areas

Ani's research interests build on previous work on people resourcing (see, for example, Raiden et al, 2009; and Raiden and Sempik, 2012) and broader strategic HRM issues in the construction industry (for example 'quality of working life'). This has recently inspired research into work-life balance and gender:

Raiden, A. (2016) Horseplay, care and hands on hard work: gendered strategies of a project manager on a construction site, Construction Management and Economics, Vol. 34, Issue 7-8, pp. 508-521

Raiden, A. and Räisänen, C. (2013) Striving to achieve it all: men and work-family-life balance in Sweden and the UK, Construction Management and Economics, Vol. 31, Issue 8, pp. 899-913

Ani also supervises research on HRM and organisational life in the Middle East, and good practice in managing health and safety.

External activity

  • Chair (2015-2017) and then Immediate Past Chair (2017-2019), Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM)
  • Chartered member, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Member, British Academy of Management (BAM)
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (HEA)


Journal papers:

(2013) Ali, S.H., Raiden, A. and Kirk, S. Wasta In The Jordanian Culture: A Study In The Banking Sector, International Journal of Innovations in Business, June
(2013) Raiden, A. and Räisänen, C. Striving to achieve it all: men and work-family-life balance in Sweden and the UK, Construction Management and Economics, June

Book Chapters:
(2012) Raiden, A.B. and Sempik, A. Illusions of equity, procedural justice and consistency: A critique of people resourcing ‘best practice’ in construction organisations, In Dainty, A. and Loosemore, M. (eds) Human resource management in construction: a critical approach, Abingdon: Taylor and Francis, pp. 226-251, ISBN: 978-0-415-59307-6


(2013) Ali, S.H., Raiden, A. and Kirk, S. The effect of Wasta on business conduct and HRM conduct in Jordan, 27th Annual British Academy of Management Conference, 10-12 September
(2013) Aboagye-Nimo, E. Raiden, A., King, A. and Tietze, S. A safety culture shaped by common sense, 29th Annual ARCOM Conference, Reading, UK, 2-4 September
(2013) Raiden, A. and Räisänen, C. Blurring boundaries vs compartmentalising: Academics’ interpretations of working time and family time, CIB World Congress, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 5 - 9 May
(2012) Ali, S.H., Raiden, A. and Kirk, S. The transfer of western recruitment & selection frameworks into the Jordanian culture: a study in the banking sector, The Global Conference on Innovations in Management, University of East London, UK, 22-24 November
(2012) Raiden, A.B., Räisänen, C. and Caven, V. Juggling work, family… and life in academia: the case of the “new” man, 28th Annual ARCOM Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 3-5 September
(2012) Aboagye-Nimo, E., Raiden, A.B., Tietze, S. and King, A. The use of experience and situated knowledge in ensuring safety among workers of small construction firms, 28th Annual ARCOM Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 3-5 September
(2012) Raiden, A.B. A project manager and her ‘family’ on a construction site, Gender, Work and Organization 7th biennial international interdisciplinary conference, Keele, UK, 27 – 29 June
(2011) Aboagye-Nimo, E., Raiden, A.B. and Tietze, S. Occupational health and safety practices in small construction firms in the United Kingdom, 27th Annual ARCOM conference, University of West of England, Bristol, 5-7 September
(2011) Raiden, A.B. and Caven, V. Exploring the limitations of traditional approaches to work-life balance for supporting professional and managerial staff, 6th Nordic conference on construction economics and organisation, Copenhagen, Denmark, 13-15 April

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